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Should You Spy on Your Teenager?

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

An important part of parenting is to keep your kids safe and help them make good decisions. » Read more

How to Raise a Self-Confident Child

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum

We all want responsible, caring, healthy, happy children. Add any number of positive adjectives to the list, and we want it for our kids. The job of raising highly conscious children is not always an easy one. Here are some ways in which your family can progress in the area of consciousness-raising. Responsibility » Read more

Alec Greven: How to Talk to Moms and Dads!

By Alec Greven, Author of How to Talk to Girls

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Reading Readiness โ€“ Preparing Your Child to Read

One of the most important things you can do for your child is to encourage and prepare him to read. Reading is one of life’s most important skills. Being able to read well will give your child an advantage in school and in life. Moms and dads can do a lot to prepare their children to read. The best thing parents can do to help their children read is to read out loud to them. » Read more

Signs of Sexual Abuse

Would you know how to spot signs of sexual abuse in your child? Surprisingly, sexual abuse happens quite frequently with parents being completely unaware. Arming yourself and your child with the correct information about sexual abuse and sexual offenders is you and your child's best defense against sexual abuse. » Read more

Improving Your Child's Body Image

Just sit and watch the television for a little while and it would appear that everyone has a flawless complexion and a perfect body. Our children are seeing images of men and women that spend countless hours working out and spend who knows how much on plastic surgery to look as good as they do. » Read more

The Discipline Quiz: True of False

By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, www.personalpowerpress.com

Do you have a well thought-out discipline system in place in your family? Most parents don’t. Often parents simply discipline the way they themselves were disciplined. Some choose to do just the opposite and pick a discipline style that is contrary to how they were raised. » Read more

Interrupting

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. What’s surprising to learn is that they do it because they always get a response from you when they do! They’ve learned that you are willing to stop what you’re doing to answer them. » Read more

Helping a Friend Through a Miscarriage

When you have a friend that has had a miscarriage there is a lot you can do to help her. Many times we are afraid to say anything because we don’t want to say the wrong thing but not saying anything at all can be just as bad. So what should you say and what shouldn’t you say. I have had three miscarriages myself and have heard a lot of things that were just not the ri » Read more

The Family Feud: When you are ready to start a family and he is not

So you want to have a baby? If you are reading this, you probably are thinking of having a baby. There are a lot of reasons why women want to have children. Some want children to fill a void in their life or solve a marital problem but most want children for more sincere reasons. Wanting a baby is a natural desire. » Read more